Wednesday, June 24, 2009

You have to get up

‘‘Sandy told me you have to resign. So, I said ‘OK’. I called my wife and told her, ‘I have to tell you something, it isn’t a joke.’ I was concerned about my three daughters, who were then 12, 10 and 8. I didn’t want them to hear about it in school, or read it in the papers. I sat them down and said, ‘Girls, I want you to know I resigned...I was fired.’
‘‘The youngest one said, ‘Dad, will we have to sleep on the streets now?’ The middle one asked, ‘Can I still go to college?’ And the eldest said, ‘Can I have your cellphone now, because you won’t be needing it.'
‘‘It was my net worth that was involved there, not my selfworth. I remained the same person that I was the minute before, and I was determined that my values and behaviour wouldn’t change. Of course, there were times when I was depressed. I would walk into a room and people would treat me like a leper. But often, while jogging in Central Park, I’d be asked, ‘Are you Jamie Dimon?’ and when I said yes, they’d pat me on my back and say ‘Yeah!’ as if I was Robin Hood.
‘‘Everyone has their ups and downs. Tell me one person you admire, not just in business, but in life, and you’ll find they had their share. Nelson Mandela walked out of prison after 27 years, magnanimous to his captors. You have to get up, brush yourself and move on.’’

‘Will we sleep on the streets now?’

Vikas Singh | Times News Network, June 25, 2009

JPMorgan Chase chairman Jamie Dimon’s life could be straight out of a Jeffrey Archer novel—he was hired out of Harvard B-school by a billionaire who became like a father to him before they parted ways; he went from being heir-apparent at the world’s largest financial services company to working at a smaller, struggling bank; a few years later, he returned from Chicago to New York in a blaze of glory and now heads America’s largest and most influential bank (with assets of about $2.3 trillion). Today, he is arguably the world’s most powerful banker (at least in the private sector). It’s an empowering tale in an era of job losses.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Goodbye Selfish World

June 18, 2009 report

“No one is responsible for my death. I took the decision and no one influenced me. I am fed up with life and ea
ger to see what lies behind the curtain of death. I am not a coward. It’s my decision to end life in the way I have decided.
“Father and mother, I am sorry I didn’t meet your expectations. Please forgive me. I was not able to finish all my responsibilities. I am leaving them halfway. Hope, Santoshmama will fulfil them and take care of you people. Take care, with all my love. I am really sorry, but I had to take the decision since I couldn’t die daily. So once and for all I want to put an end to this.”
“Please burn my personal belongings which I have packed and kept in the cupboard along with my pyre. Goodbye selfish world. Your’s ever loving, Pradeep.”

‘Fed up with life’, techie kills self


Hyderabad: A 26-year-old software engineer, who came to Hyderabad on a Kingfisher flight early on Wednesday, allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison. He used to work for IBM, Bangalore.